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  • E-girls to release their first best-of album

    November 20, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    E-girls will release their very first best-of album "E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-" on February 10.The album will compile all of the group's singles since their debut in December of 2011. It will come with two discs; one titled "BEST ALBUM" including two brand new songs, and the other titled "Remix BEST" including remixes of their songs by DJs from Japan and overseas. In addition to the 2-CD package, the album will be released in 4 other types. The "

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  • Nakashima Mika to release live album under her new project

    November 20, 2015 @ 10:26 am

    Nakashima Mika will release a live album under her new project MIKA RANMARU. The live album, titled "OFFICIAL BOOTLEG LIVE at SHINJUKU LOFT", will be released on January 27 of next year. The band is comprised of Tsuchiya Kohey (G), Ikehata Jyunji (Dr / THE ROOSTERS, HEATWAVE, ROCK'N'ROLL GYPSIES, DeeDeeFever, others), and Ebinuma Takashi (B). Their debut live "MIKA RANMARU ~MIKA NAKASHIMA 15

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  • Kobukuro reveal jacket cover for new single 'Mirai'

    November 20, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    Kobukuro have revealed the jacket cover for their new single "Mirai" that's slated for release on December 16. "Mirai" is the theme song for Tsuchiya Tao and Yamazaki Kento's starring film 'orange' that's scheduled to open in theaters on December 12. The movie's storyline focuses on a high school girl who receives a letter from herself 10 years into the future. As such, the jacket cover for "Mirai" was designed with Kobuk

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  • Kiritani Mirei launches Instagram account

    November 20, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    Actress Kiritani Mirei has finally joined the Instagram club. Within one day, she has gained over 23,000 followers. Kiritani commented, "I started Instagram!! I'll be updating it, so please keep an eye out. Today I had work in Utsunomiya. Gyoza is the best here," and uploaded a photo of herself holding up a plate of gyoza.   Fans were thrilled to learn that the actress started her own account. They welcomed her with comments such

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 11/13~11/16

    November 19, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from November 13th to November 16th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Shitamachi Rocket === 11/13 – Friday 10.1%(2.2%) – 19:56-20:54 – Nep & Imoto no Sekai Banduke 11.3%(1.0

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  • Kawaei Rina to release her first photo essay

    November 19, 2015 @ 10:43 am

    Kawaei Rina, who graduated from AKB48 in August, will release her first photo essay "Korekara" on January 20 of next year.The book was put together to commemorate Kawaei's graduation from AKB48. "Since it's my first, I frankly talk about my intentions and thoughts," she said.  In the photo essay, Kawaei addresses AKB48's love ban, "AKB48 has a love ban, but I think it's okay as long as no one finds out. Once it's exposed, it's not okay. But

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  • Maeda Atsuko and Ayaka appear at Snoopy movie event

    November 19, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    On November 17, the Japan special event for "I LOVE SNOOPY THE PEANUTS MOVIE" was held at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. Ayaka, who sings the ending theme for the movie's Japanese-dubbed version, and Maeda Atsuko, who serves as the movie's special ambassador, appeared at the event. Maeda made her appearance riding on a gondola. She was greeted by Snoopy with a big hug, then presented director Steve Martino and screenwriter Craig

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  • Crystal Kay sings a duet with Sandaime JSB's Imaichi Ryuji for her new album

    November 19, 2015 @ 10:39 am

    Crystal Kay's new album "Shine" is scheduled for release on December 16. It's been revealed that her collaboration song with Sandaime J Soul Brothers' Imaichi Ryuji will be included in this album. "Shine" comes about three and a half years since Crystal released her last album. Through the album's title, the singer hopes to tell people who try to live their lives positively to "shine!" The jacket cover for this album was shot in her hometown

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  • Nakamori Akina to release new album after over 6 years

    November 19, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    Nakamori Akina will release a new album, tentatively titled "FIXER", on December 30.This marks the singer's first original album in about 6 years and 4 months. Her last album "DIVA" was released back in August of 2009. The upcoming album will be comprised of a total of 11 songs, including her 2015 singles "Rojo -Tierra-" and "unfixable". It will be available for purchase in both limited and regular editions.[FIXER (Tentative)]CD01. FIXER(Tentati

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  • Takahashi Minami's last handshake event to receive live streaming

    November 19, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    AKB48's handshake event on November 23 at Marine Messe Fukuoka will be livestreamed via Nico Nico Namahousou. This will be AKB group general director Takahashi Minami's last handshake event before her graduation. Nico Nico Namahousou will broadcast the live concert that will take place during this event. The program will officially start on November 22 at 2:00 pm JST. Before the main event on November 23, it will show a special program

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